Amari'i Kyren Bell
b. Burton on Trent 5 May 1994
Debut 27 January 2018 (23y 267d)
First goal 13 February 2019
CAREER: Four Dwellings HS;West Bromwich Albion;Solihull Moors;Birmingham City Jul'12;Nuneaton Town Jul'13-Dec'13(loan),Kidderminster Harriers Mar'14-Apr;14(loan);Mansfield Town Jul'14-Aug'14(loan);Swindon Town Sep'14-Apr'15[7+3];Gillingham Mar'15-Apr'15(loan)[6+1],Fleetwood Town May'15-Jan'18[115-6];Blackburn Rovers Jan'18(£300,000).
SQUAD NUMBER 17 Jan'18
FL 41 + 9 apps 3 gls -3wdn 21 ns
FAC 2 apps
FLC 3 apps
Total 46 + 9apps 3 gls -3 wdn +270m -106m 21 ns
The product of a school that produced internationals Lescott and Sturridge, Bell made slow progress with Birmingham and was frequently loaned out so that he could achieve first team football. A move to Fleetwood brought a regular position and a hand in helping the club gain promotion to League Division One. Although nominally a left back he played in many hybrid positions for the club being used as a wing-back and a player capable of playing both roles in the same game. At Blackburn he has settled into the left back position although occasionally he is pushed forward to play as a wing back.